Aug 27, 2015

Fracking caused Canadian quake: media report

Fracking by a Canadian subsidiary of Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas triggered one of the world’s largest earthquakes linked to the controversial practice, according to a report Wednesday by Canada’s public broadcaster. The British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission said it has linked ...

Creators of destroyed hitchBOT may try to rebuild it

Aug 4, 2015

Creators of destroyed hitchBOT may try to rebuild it

The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life. HitchBOT’s co-creators, Frauke Zeller and David Smith, said Monday that they’ve been overwhelmed with support and offers to ...

Topless protest in Canada urges women to 'bare with us'

Aug 2, 2015

Topless protest in Canada urges women to 'bare with us'

Dozens of topless women — and men — attended a “Bare With Us” rally Saturday meant to educate the public about women’s right to go shirtless if they choose. The rally and march were organized by three sisters who were stopped by a police ...

Samoa outlasts Canada; Japan falls to Fiji

Jul 30, 2015

Samoa outlasts Canada; Japan falls to Fiji

Samoa scored a last-gasp try to defeat Canada 21-20 and set up a Pacific Nations Cup final showdown with archrival Fiji here on Wednesday. The powerful Samoans looked to be slipping to a shock defeat after Canada’s Sale Sharks wing Phil Mackenzie raced over ...

Jul 27, 2015

Make-or-break time seen in Hawaii TPP talks

Pacific Rim officials meet in Hawaii this week for talks that could make or break an ambitious trade deal which aims to boost growth and set common standards across a dozen economies ranging from the United States to Brunei. Trade ministers go into the ...